33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable


Product Features

Externally connect one 2.5in, 3.5in or 5.25in IDE/ATAPI or SATA drive to your computer via USB 2.0!
• Perfect for recovering files from a failed motherboard
• Easily connect any IDE or SATA drive using a USB port
• Plug and play design provides for seemless file transfer
• Compatible with the Microsoft® Surface® Book 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and other leading laptops and tablets
(1) USB-A Male
(1) SATA 7-pin Female, (1) 40-pin IDC Female, (1) 44-pin IDC Female

Product Description

Turn any IDE or SATA drive into a convenient external drive! Simply connect one IDE/ATAPI or SATA-based mass storage device through a USB port to easily transfer files from a computer or laptop, backup files or store large file archives on an external hard drive. The USB 2.0 interface enables easy installation with its plug-and-play design. The adapter supports all existing IDE/ATAPI devices such as Iomega® Zip®, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM and IDE hard drives. Compatible with current drive sizes on the market such as 1 and 2 TB SATA and 750 GB IDE drives. This adapter cable is a perfect accessory for Microsoft® Surface® products and other leading laptops.

Because this adapter can handle all sizes and types of mass storage drives, it's a great solution for recovering personal files from IDE or SATA drives from computers that have had motherboard failures. Includes an integrated USB transceiver; supports USB Suspend/Resume and Remote Wakeup; and a 5 Volt (1 Ampere) power supply that supports both SATA power and standard 4-pin Molex (LP4) power connectors. Plus, the on/off switch on the power supply lets you shut off an attached drive without having to disconnect when not in use. (for 3.5in and 5.25in drives), 44-pin IDC Female (for 2.5in drives), 7-pin SATA Female (for SATA drives).

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Product Specifications

Color : Black
Length : 33.00 Inch
UPC : 757120305040
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : C2G
Weight : 0.950 LB
• Fully compliant with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
• Up to 480 Mbps data transfer rate

System Requirements

• PC or Mac® with available USB port
• Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, Windows 7 Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
• Mac® OS 8.6 or later version.

Package Contents

• USB to IDE/SATA Adapter
• 5in Serial ATA 7-pin M/M Cable
• 5V 1A/12V 1A Power Supply (supports both SATA Power and 4-Pin Molex Power)
• Power Cable (for power supply)
• User Manual

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Customer Reviews

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from EVERYONE WITH A PC SHOULD HAVE ONE HANDY - EASY TO USE - INEXPENSIVE If you are having trouble getting a drive letter to show up and you are connecting an IDE drive... CHECK the DRIVE FOR JUMPERS! Initially I couldn't get a drive letter. When I connected the drive & powered the cable my computer would detect the usb mass storage device, but wouldn't assign a drive letter. I only got 1 out of 10 old IDE drives to work. After a few moments of frustration, I quickly realized that the 1 that DID work had no jumpers and the drives that did not work indeed had jumpers. I removed all jumpers and Voila - instant drive letters. I was then easily able to retrieve my old data.
Date published: 2010-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does exactly what I needed at half the price of retail. I record multi-track audio onto older drives. This product gives me access to the tracks via USB. It does the job flawlessly.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable Works on my ssd drives. I was able to format the drives so I could sell them after I updated to larger capacity drives.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great time saver! I am using it to access files from my old computer Hard Drive while I configure and transfer the files I need to keep on my "new" computer. I don't want all the junk files I have collected on the new machine, but I don't want to take the time to sort all the files before moving. This way I have my old drive as an external but readily accessible location for the files I need as I make the transition to the new machine. One negative issue: while testing the cable I tried several old Hard Drives I had lying around and it only worked on the fully functional ones. i.e. If a drive wasn't formatted it wasn't recognized. It works for me . . .
Date published: 2009-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good to Go I recently junked a six year old PowerMac, but wanted to make sure I did not lose the data. No longer having an updated version of the OS I needed to run it, nor a monitor/keyboard combo to access it, I purchase the USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter. I removed the hard disk from the PowerMac and recycled the system at with chain retailer for free. The adapter allowed me to access the disk from my MacBook Pro and copy the data without a glitch. Now that the data is safe, I can destroy the hard disk and be comfortable that I have not lost data and no one else can access it without my permission.
Date published: 2010-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love cables. Wish they were more reliable I use this cable fairly frequently for data recovery from disks where the operating system has been corrupted. It's a great design concept, but I'm on my fourth set of cables due to various failures, from the power switch to the main adapter box. Basically, it needs to be more rugged and reinforced.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved me several times on both ATAPI and SATA data recovery Saved me several times on both ATAPI and SATA data recovery
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy With Product My wife's computer died. She had lots of data on the internal C drive she wanted. I purchased a new laptop for her. Then, I bought this product to connect her old c drive to the new laptop through the USB port. Product worked perfectly. Still using old c drive as her new external drive.
Date published: 2017-03-16
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Questions & Answers

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Can I use this to clone my new drive?

Asked by: Anonymous
I used this adapter to clone a WD Caviar Blue 160GB SATA3 drive over to a 2&1/2" IDE drive using Acronis disk clone. I first tried Apricorn EZ GIG to clone the drive but it froze up the two times I tried, so I went to Acronis which worked. So, the cable adapter gets the job done but your software will also be a factor, as mentioned previously. HTH
Answered by: Bullet
Date published: 2017-10-05

Is this compatible with Ubuntu?

Asked by: Anonymous
Even if it isn't "supported" on Linux, I have used this adapter just fine from both Ubuntu Linux and Debian Linux.
Answered by: Tim
Date published: 2017-10-05

1.I have an emachine with Windows XP on it. It is 7 years old. I cannot boot . I get an error message that there is a disk error. I need to recover all my data from the hard drive. Can I do this by just plugging in this device to the computer's USB por...

1.I have an emachine with Windows XP on it. It is 7 years old. I cannot boot . I get an error message that there is a disk error. I need to recover all my data from the hard drive. Can I do this by just plugging in this device to the computer's USB port with the computer on, or do i have to remove the hard drive from the computer in order to use this device?
Asked by: Anonymous
When this happened to me, I had to remove the internal hard drive. I had to use another computer with a working bootable hard drive. Then connect your defective hard drive as a D, E, ... etc. externally in the working computer. If you had a surface CRASH, you may have some of the data actually scraped from the surface of the aluminum platters. You may be able to recover some of the data, but not all of it if there was an actual surface (head crash). You are lucky to get 7 years of use from a hard drive if that is the original one. Most hard drives now have 1 year, 3 year, or 5 year warranties. If you recover your data, try and reformat the original hard drive, but DO NOT try to recover bad sectors. You may be able to continue using the OEM parts a little longer.
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2018-03-09

Hi, How do I power a 2.5 IDE laptop hard drive? The USB connects just fine but I don't see anyway to get power to the drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by: Rob
You would need the Laptop to IDE Hard Drive Adapter Cable, part 17705, to connect to your hard drive. To power it, you would use the 4-Pin Molex connector.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

My Win98SE laptop is demanding a driver. Can you tell me where I can get the driver this product requires?

Asked by: Joe
Please see the driver for Windows 98 in the link below. http://www.cablestogo.com/docs/drivers/PC_Devices/30504_Win98_Only_Driver.zip
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Can this product be used in reverse, the USB port has a memory stick connected via a female to female USB adapter an the IDE (disk) connector connected to an IDE port on the computer?

Asked by: Walt
This device can only be connected USB to PC and IDE or SATA to a HD.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

1- Can I use this adapter kit to clone an SSD from my Win 7 Pro computer? 2- Does the SSD need the power on to use this adapter kit?

Asked by: Bob
This will not clone a HD by itself this would need another device in order to do so. This device needs to be powered in order to power the drive.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

why does my C2G / Cables to Go 30504 USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter only have 3 pins on the molex conector. Is it a bad connector?

Asked by: Thomas
This is not a bad connector. It is just desinged to delievery enough power for the drive.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05
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